The Nebraska Auctioneers Auxiliary inducted into their Hall of Fame Garlan Muirhead, Muirhead Auction Co., Overton; and Phyllis Schoenholz, Dick Schoenholz Real Estate & Auction, Geneva, Nebraska at the 66th Nebraska Auctioneers Convention in Norfolk, Nebraska at Divots Conference Center during the awards banquet, May 31, 2014.
Garlan Muirhead has worked side-by-side with her husband in the family auction business since 1983. She worked as a real estate salesperson, clerked, and handled the day-to-day duties of maintaining a successful family business.
She is active and a faithful member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association Auxiliary serving a 3-year term on the Board and then serving as 2nd Vice President in 1995, 1st Vice President in 1996 and led the Auxiliary as its President in 1997.
She was blessed with three children; Dan, Amy and Amber along with seven grandchildren.
Phyllis Schoenholz worked side-by-side with her husband since the start of their realty and auction business in 1968. She assisted with clerking, cashiering and everything that needs to be done to make an auction day go smoothly.
Phyllis has many contributions to the auction industry which include being an active member of the Auxiliary. She served on the Board of Directors from 1993-1995, served as 2nd Vice President in both 1996 and 2001, as 1st Vice President in 1997 and 2001 and President in 1998 and 2003. She conducted numerous seminars for the Nebraska Auctioneers Association Auxiliary at state conventions. She maintained a membership with the National Association’s Auxiliary from 1987 through 2012.
Phyllis has always considered community involvement important. She served on the Bruning School Board, Co-Chaired the Ohiowa Q125 Celebration Committee and presently serves as Treasurer of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
She is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator for Thayer and Nuckols Counties and provides programming in leadership development, community visioning and planning and information technology training. This woman conducts seminars for the Nebraska Association of County Officials and helps with various programs across the State of Nebraska.
Professional development memberships include National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association, Nebraska and National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Phyllis Schoenholz and her husband Dick of 46 years have three daughters, Sheri, Carman and Ann along with seven grandchildren. Phyllis likes quilting and stained glass.